Monday, April 5, 2010
In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show u how to create professional designed banner for your designs.
So, in the beginning you should create a new document, sized 500×300 pixels and fill it with white color.
Then select the Rectangle Tool (Radius: 5 px) to make a shape with color of #6d9e1e as on my picture below.
After that apply Gradient Overlay layer style to this layer.
The result should be next:
Ok, move to the next step. Time to create “header” for our banner. Press Ctrl + left click the layer thumbnail in the layers palette to make banner shape selection, then use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to cut the part of selection. Holding Alt button cut the lower part as shown on my picture below. After that fill remaining part with white color.
Remove selection with Ctrl+D, after that change layer mode to Overlay and set opacity up to 20%.
Ok, move to the next step. I would like to add some graphic element to our header. Go to Google Images and find some appropriate picture which you want to add. It doesn’t matter what picture it will be. It depends only from banner subject area. As for me, I prefer to use the picture of alarm, which you can download from here. Open up this picture and copy it to our main canvas. After that press Ctrl+T to reduce the picture a little bit.
Apply Sharpen Tool to make the object a little bit more sharpen.
Ok, move to the next step. Get out the Horizontal Type Tool and write out the title for header.
In the above image I’ve used Myraid Pro as my font of choice, and I’ve used the white color. Actually, it is commercial, but if you don’t have it, you can easily find a good alternative. After that apply Drop Shadow layer style to this text layer.
See the result below:
Ok, we are done with header. After that I would like to add a few design elements more to our banner. Select the Custom Shape Tool and select one of standard Photoshop shapes which you can see on the picture below.
Add two shapes with white color to our banner.
Merge two of these shapes in one layer. Now we need to cut all the part out of banner area. How we can do this? Press Ctrl+ left click the banner shape layer thumbnail in the layers palette to make banner shape selection and then invert this selection with Ctrl+Shift+I. Then press Delete to clear selected area.
Remove selected area with Ctrl+D. And now try to mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried Soft Light with opacity of 20%.
Now we need to clean banner header from these elements. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to make selection as on my picture below and press Delete to clear selected area.
Deselect chosen area with Ctrl+D again and add more text with Horizontal Type Tool. Use white color for the text again.
Time to add the last one text. But before that I want to put some substrate under. Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool (Radius: 2 px) and add the shape using the color of #69990d.
Now, use the Horizontal Type Tool to add the text on substrate.
Ok, we are done with this tutorial. Now we have professional designed banner. It looks nice, isn’t it?